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While you won't be moving to my community, it is one of 15 in different parts of the country, and has a website that explains the different options,,,, 

Just google "simply the finest" or Liberty Village Peru, Il. (our home CCRC)

Be  sure to scroll down the pages to see what is offered. 

Villas... 1600 s.f. regular homes... like ours.

Estates.... 1 and 2 bedroom apartments

Hawthorne ... Assisted Living

Bounce Back... A recovery section

AJ's.  Fitness Center

Manior Court... Nursing home

Memoery Lane ... Alzheimers unit 

all together about 600 units. 

 

This is the newest version of a full service CCRC. 

 

 

 

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Although I'm living sans any community support[and no family at age 68] combined taxes on 147K are $3813 after Basic STAR in 14471.

Perhaps that seems reasonable,but it isn't for me.Ergo I'm looking outswide NYState[..I won't be a snowbird].

Trying  to find a medical practice in the greater Rochester,NY area that is not:

-insulin/injectable diabetic  med pusher,non pusher of over  priced meds like Invokana and Januvia- grossly over priced despite insurance

-open to more herbal prepaarations

-doesn't always want  to foist [over  priced]specialists and tests

-isn't hoplophobic

URMC and UHC are both problematic.

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Dumb question:what's that cc..mean?

I'm looking for non insulin/overpriced Rx and non hoplophobic practices in the Rochester,NY area.If at all possibleSmiley Surprisedver the counter or herbal Rxs.The price even insuurance discount??by UHC]for Invokana and Januvia is outrageous,and I will not do insulin or injectable diabetic meds.Also tired of constantly being[attempted to be]foisted on over priced specialists.I wonder of UHC would pay for non physicians[e.g.homeopaths or naturopaths]and herbals?

Thanks.

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If you don't want to share your email (and I totally get why you might not), just go to google and create a new address that does not use your name (socialbutterfly53@gmail.com) or just your first name (JaneIsRetiring@gmail.com). I have no idea if those are available but they are to help trigger your thoughts about a good address for you to claim. You use that address to correspond. If you decide against a place, you can filter all messages from their domain name to the trash. They won't have your real name or phone number so you won't get hassled in the mail or with unwanted calls.

When you have visited and made a decision to move somewhere, then give them your regular contact information. 

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Hi, I found a CCRC in the traingle between the three colleges in NC. NC is beautiful, but too conservaive for me. But this area is the third most liberal in the USA. I almost felt I could move there now--I have no siblings, a very small family, two children who I am very close to but they don't live nerar by.

I can't think of the name--I wondered if you'd heard anything about this place.

The ocean is two hours away,and I was hoping for somewhere on the ocean, but I'm not going to do FL--and two hours to the ocean is a wonderment to someone in the middle of Iowa. (I'm from Chicago and would love to live on Lake Michigan, but it's too expensive.)

I'm a writer and have plans to stop writing write until I can't--and it seems this place would allow me to have a continuing career. 

I also am leery of contacting places, because the calls and emails don't stop coming.

 

Cynthia

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In Rochester, NY we have one seniors community that doesn't force you to buy your townhome/patio home upfront. You lease your residence, at a large cost, but it allows you to keep your savings/investments working for you to maintain your income. It's also a foot in the door for continuing care when the time comes.

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Can anyone out there assist me in finding an ideal location? I do want to be near South Elry as this is where my kids and grandkids are based.

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Thanks, nyadm, I do intend to visit the top 2 choices. My point is, if the communities don't meet my criteria to even begin with, why spend time, money and efffort on a tour/visit to all 4 of them. In the meantime, I'm still working on a spreadsheet for each one of the 4, between going through my current house, one room at a time to determine what I should donate, trash, try to sell, keep and pack. Sorry I wasn't clear on the next step after narrowing down the 4 choices to 2.

 

 

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@ccnceewrote:

 

How has anyone else handled this experience? I had one friend tell me I should use a real estate brokerage firm as a go between. Another friend said I should hire an elder care lawyer. With the current stock and real estate market being chaotic, I'm not sure if I can afford several extra thousands of dollars to pay for additional services, since current conditions are not favorable for me to make a profit on selling my home.

 

Looking forward to hearing others experiences in this area.


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Congratualtions on your plan.  I hate to have to tell you this but at least in my experience there is no way to find out all of these details without actually visiting the facilities.  No matter what type of housing or community you are looking for, nothing beats first hand knowledge.  

I have toured every property I have considered and found lots of questions I never even knew I had until I went there.  

That would be my advice to you.  Pick your top choices and visit.  You might even have to make a return trip,

 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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About 20+ years ago I actually worked at one, very near the University the Seniors were retired faculty of. I loved the Residents; they loved the Staff; everyone cared.

 

I would love to find that type of place, no matter the status in life; just respect the person. Perhaps like that retired actors' home.

 

Just saying, with housing markets sky-high everywhere, how do we find affordable care at the level we need now that will adjust to our needs later, if necessary, and not impact income to the point our kids will have to pay?

 

Flower-child, 2 retirement funds wiped out by greedy owners; 1 liquidated by buyout.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

#VegasStrong

 

 

 

 

Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
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